Abstract

The formation of long stationary filaments resulting in uniform high density plasma strings in air using short pulse UV laser Bessel beams is shown. The length and the electron density of the plasma strings can be easily tuned by adjusting the conical Bessel wavefront angle. It is shown that in this regime the length of the plasma string can be extended over meter-long scales without any compromise in the string uniformity or any temporal evolution of the filamented laser pulse.

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S. Akturk, B. Zhou, M. Franco, A. Couairon, and A. Mysyrowicz, "Generation of long plasma channels in air by focusing ultrashort laser pulses with an axicon," Opt. Commun. 282, 129-134 (2009).

2008

2007

A. Zaïr, A. Guandalini, F. Schapper, M. Holler, J. Biegert, L. Gallmann, A. Couairon, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, and U. Keller, "Spatio-temporal characterization of few-cycle pulses obtained by filamentation," Opt. Express 15, 5394-5404 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Q1. A. Couairon and A. Mysyrowicz, "Femtosecond filamentation in transparent media," Phys. Rep. 441, 47-189 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. Polesana, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, A. Parola, M. A. Porras, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and P. Di Trapani, "Observation of Conical Waves in Focusing, Dispersive, and Dissipative Kerr Media," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 223902-223904 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

2004

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, S. Frey, E. Salmon, and J. P. Wolf, "Remote detection and identification of biological aerosols using a femtosecond terawatt lidar system," Appl. Phys. B 78, 535-537 (2004).
[CrossRef]

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Heinrich, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, "Generation of intense, carrier-envelope phase-locked few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation," Appl. Phys. B 79, 673-677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Mejean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Mechain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, "Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781-5783 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. P. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, "Towards a supercontinuum-based infrared lidar," Appl. Phys. B 77, 357-359 (2003).
[CrossRef]

C. L. Tsangaris, G. H. C. New, and J. Rogel-Salazar, "Unstable Bessel beam resonator," Opt. Commun. 223, 233-238 (2003).
[CrossRef]

1999

S. Tzortzakis, M. A. Franco, Y. B. André, A. Chiron, B. Lamouroux, B. S. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, "Formation of a conducting channel in air by self-guided femtosecond laser pulses," Phys. Rev. E 60, R3505 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1995

1989

Ackermann, R.

R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Mejean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Mechain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, "Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781-5783 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Akturk, S.

S. Akturk, B. Zhou, M. Franco, A. Couairon, and A. Mysyrowicz, "Generation of long plasma channels in air by focusing ultrashort laser pulses with an axicon," Opt. Commun. 282, 129-134 (2009).

André, Y. B.

S. Tzortzakis, M. A. Franco, Y. B. André, A. Chiron, B. Lamouroux, B. S. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, "Formation of a conducting channel in air by self-guided femtosecond laser pulses," Phys. Rev. E 60, R3505 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Anglos, D.

Averchi, A.

Bergmann, V.

R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Mejean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Mechain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, "Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781-5783 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Biegert, J.

A. Zaïr, A. Guandalini, F. Schapper, M. Holler, J. Biegert, L. Gallmann, A. Couairon, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, and U. Keller, "Spatio-temporal characterization of few-cycle pulses obtained by filamentation," Opt. Express 15, 5394-5404 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Heinrich, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, "Generation of intense, carrier-envelope phase-locked few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation," Appl. Phys. B 79, 673-677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bourayou, R.

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. P. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, "Towards a supercontinuum-based infrared lidar," Appl. Phys. B 77, 357-359 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Bragheri, F.

Chiron, A.

S. Tzortzakis, M. A. Franco, Y. B. André, A. Chiron, B. Lamouroux, B. S. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, "Formation of a conducting channel in air by self-guided femtosecond laser pulses," Phys. Rev. E 60, R3505 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Churin, E. G.

Clerici, M.

Couairon, A.

S. Akturk, B. Zhou, M. Franco, A. Couairon, and A. Mysyrowicz, "Generation of long plasma channels in air by focusing ultrashort laser pulses with an axicon," Opt. Commun. 282, 129-134 (2009).

P. Polesana, M. Franco, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, and P. Di Trapani, "Filamentation in Kerr media from pulsed Bessel beams," Phys. Rev. A 77, 043814 (2008)
[CrossRef]

D. Faccio, M. Clerici, A. Averchi, O. Jedrkiewicz, S. Tzortzakis, D. Papazoglou, F. Bragheri, L. Tartara, A. Trita, S. Henin, I. Cristiani, A. Couairon, and P. Di Trapani, "Kerr-induced spontaneous Bessel beam formation in the regime of strong two-photon absorption," Opt. Express 16, 8213-8218 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Zaïr, A. Guandalini, F. Schapper, M. Holler, J. Biegert, L. Gallmann, A. Couairon, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, and U. Keller, "Spatio-temporal characterization of few-cycle pulses obtained by filamentation," Opt. Express 15, 5394-5404 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Q1. A. Couairon and A. Mysyrowicz, "Femtosecond filamentation in transparent media," Phys. Rep. 441, 47-189 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. Polesana, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, A. Parola, M. A. Porras, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and P. Di Trapani, "Observation of Conical Waves in Focusing, Dispersive, and Dissipative Kerr Media," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 223902-223904 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Heinrich, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, "Generation of intense, carrier-envelope phase-locked few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation," Appl. Phys. B 79, 673-677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Cristiani, I.

Di Trapani, P.

D. Faccio, M. Clerici, A. Averchi, O. Jedrkiewicz, S. Tzortzakis, D. Papazoglou, F. Bragheri, L. Tartara, A. Trita, S. Henin, I. Cristiani, A. Couairon, and P. Di Trapani, "Kerr-induced spontaneous Bessel beam formation in the regime of strong two-photon absorption," Opt. Express 16, 8213-8218 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Polesana, M. Franco, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, and P. Di Trapani, "Filamentation in Kerr media from pulsed Bessel beams," Phys. Rev. A 77, 043814 (2008)
[CrossRef]

P. Polynkin, M. Kolesik, A. Roberts, D. Faccio, P. Di Trapani, and J. Moloney, "Generation of extended plasma channels in air using femtosecond Bessel beams," Opt. Express 16, 15733-15740 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Polesana, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, A. Parola, M. A. Porras, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and P. Di Trapani, "Observation of Conical Waves in Focusing, Dispersive, and Dissipative Kerr Media," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 223902-223904 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Dubietis, A.

P. Polesana, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, A. Parola, M. A. Porras, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and P. Di Trapani, "Observation of Conical Waves in Focusing, Dispersive, and Dissipative Kerr Media," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 223902-223904 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Eislöffel, J.

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. P. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, "Towards a supercontinuum-based infrared lidar," Appl. Phys. B 77, 357-359 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Faccio, D.

D. Faccio, M. Clerici, A. Averchi, O. Jedrkiewicz, S. Tzortzakis, D. Papazoglou, F. Bragheri, L. Tartara, A. Trita, S. Henin, I. Cristiani, A. Couairon, and P. Di Trapani, "Kerr-induced spontaneous Bessel beam formation in the regime of strong two-photon absorption," Opt. Express 16, 8213-8218 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Polesana, M. Franco, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, and P. Di Trapani, "Filamentation in Kerr media from pulsed Bessel beams," Phys. Rev. A 77, 043814 (2008)
[CrossRef]

P. Polynkin, M. Kolesik, A. Roberts, D. Faccio, P. Di Trapani, and J. Moloney, "Generation of extended plasma channels in air using femtosecond Bessel beams," Opt. Express 16, 15733-15740 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Polesana, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, A. Parola, M. A. Porras, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and P. Di Trapani, "Observation of Conical Waves in Focusing, Dispersive, and Dissipative Kerr Media," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 223902-223904 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Franco, M.

S. Akturk, B. Zhou, M. Franco, A. Couairon, and A. Mysyrowicz, "Generation of long plasma channels in air by focusing ultrashort laser pulses with an axicon," Opt. Commun. 282, 129-134 (2009).

P. Polesana, M. Franco, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, and P. Di Trapani, "Filamentation in Kerr media from pulsed Bessel beams," Phys. Rev. A 77, 043814 (2008)
[CrossRef]

A. Zaïr, A. Guandalini, F. Schapper, M. Holler, J. Biegert, L. Gallmann, A. Couairon, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, and U. Keller, "Spatio-temporal characterization of few-cycle pulses obtained by filamentation," Opt. Express 15, 5394-5404 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Franco, M. A.

S. Tzortzakis, M. A. Franco, Y. B. André, A. Chiron, B. Lamouroux, B. S. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, "Formation of a conducting channel in air by self-guided femtosecond laser pulses," Phys. Rev. E 60, R3505 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Frey, S.

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, S. Frey, E. Salmon, and J. P. Wolf, "Remote detection and identification of biological aerosols using a femtosecond terawatt lidar system," Appl. Phys. B 78, 535-537 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Friberg, A. T.

Gallmann, L.

Gray, D.

Guandalini, A.

Hatzes, A. P.

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. P. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, "Towards a supercontinuum-based infrared lidar," Appl. Phys. B 77, 357-359 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Hauri, C. P.

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Heinrich, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, "Generation of intense, carrier-envelope phase-locked few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation," Appl. Phys. B 79, 673-677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Heinrich, A.

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Heinrich, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, "Generation of intense, carrier-envelope phase-locked few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation," Appl. Phys. B 79, 673-677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Helbing, F. W.

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Heinrich, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, "Generation of intense, carrier-envelope phase-locked few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation," Appl. Phys. B 79, 673-677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Henin, S.

Holler, M.

Jedrkiewicz, O.

Kalkner, W.

R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Mejean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Mechain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, "Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781-5783 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kasparian, J.

R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Mejean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Mechain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, "Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781-5783 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, S. Frey, E. Salmon, and J. P. Wolf, "Remote detection and identification of biological aerosols using a femtosecond terawatt lidar system," Appl. Phys. B 78, 535-537 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. P. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, "Towards a supercontinuum-based infrared lidar," Appl. Phys. B 77, 357-359 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

A. Zaïr, A. Guandalini, F. Schapper, M. Holler, J. Biegert, L. Gallmann, A. Couairon, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, and U. Keller, "Spatio-temporal characterization of few-cycle pulses obtained by filamentation," Opt. Express 15, 5394-5404 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Heinrich, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, "Generation of intense, carrier-envelope phase-locked few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation," Appl. Phys. B 79, 673-677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kolesik, M.

Kornelis, W.

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Heinrich, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, "Generation of intense, carrier-envelope phase-locked few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation," Appl. Phys. B 79, 673-677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Koronkevich, V. P.

Kumm, T.

R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Mejean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Mechain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, "Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781-5783 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lamouroux, B.

S. Tzortzakis, M. A. Franco, Y. B. André, A. Chiron, B. Lamouroux, B. S. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, "Formation of a conducting channel in air by self-guided femtosecond laser pulses," Phys. Rev. E 60, R3505 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Laux, U.

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. P. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, "Towards a supercontinuum-based infrared lidar," Appl. Phys. B 77, 357-359 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Lehmann, H.

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. P. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, "Towards a supercontinuum-based infrared lidar," Appl. Phys. B 77, 357-359 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Mechain, G.

R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Mejean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Mechain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, "Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781-5783 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Mejean, G.

R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Mejean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Mechain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, "Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781-5783 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Méjean, G.

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, S. Frey, E. Salmon, and J. P. Wolf, "Remote detection and identification of biological aerosols using a femtosecond terawatt lidar system," Appl. Phys. B 78, 535-537 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. P. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, "Towards a supercontinuum-based infrared lidar," Appl. Phys. B 77, 357-359 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Mikhaltsova, I. A.

Moloney, J.

Mysyrowicz, A.

S. Akturk, B. Zhou, M. Franco, A. Couairon, and A. Mysyrowicz, "Generation of long plasma channels in air by focusing ultrashort laser pulses with an axicon," Opt. Commun. 282, 129-134 (2009).

A. Zaïr, A. Guandalini, F. Schapper, M. Holler, J. Biegert, L. Gallmann, A. Couairon, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, and U. Keller, "Spatio-temporal characterization of few-cycle pulses obtained by filamentation," Opt. Express 15, 5394-5404 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Q1. A. Couairon and A. Mysyrowicz, "Femtosecond filamentation in transparent media," Phys. Rep. 441, 47-189 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Heinrich, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, "Generation of intense, carrier-envelope phase-locked few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation," Appl. Phys. B 79, 673-677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

S. Tzortzakis, M. A. Franco, Y. B. André, A. Chiron, B. Lamouroux, B. S. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, "Formation of a conducting channel in air by self-guided femtosecond laser pulses," Phys. Rev. E 60, R3505 (1999).
[CrossRef]

New, G. H. C.

C. L. Tsangaris, G. H. C. New, and J. Rogel-Salazar, "Unstable Bessel beam resonator," Opt. Commun. 223, 233-238 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Papazoglou, D.

Papazoglou, D. G.

D. G. Papazoglou and S. Tzortzakis, "In-line holography for the characterization of ultrafast laser filamentation in transparent media," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 041120-041123 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Parola, A.

P. Polesana, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, A. Parola, M. A. Porras, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and P. Di Trapani, "Observation of Conical Waves in Focusing, Dispersive, and Dissipative Kerr Media," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 223902-223904 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Piskarskas, A.

P. Polesana, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, A. Parola, M. A. Porras, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and P. Di Trapani, "Observation of Conical Waves in Focusing, Dispersive, and Dissipative Kerr Media," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 223902-223904 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Polesana, P.

P. Polesana, M. Franco, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, and P. Di Trapani, "Filamentation in Kerr media from pulsed Bessel beams," Phys. Rev. A 77, 043814 (2008)
[CrossRef]

P. Polesana, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, A. Parola, M. A. Porras, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and P. Di Trapani, "Observation of Conical Waves in Focusing, Dispersive, and Dissipative Kerr Media," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 223902-223904 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Polynkin, P.

Porras, M. A.

P. Polesana, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, A. Parola, M. A. Porras, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and P. Di Trapani, "Observation of Conical Waves in Focusing, Dispersive, and Dissipative Kerr Media," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 223902-223904 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Prade, B. S.

S. Tzortzakis, M. A. Franco, Y. B. André, A. Chiron, B. Lamouroux, B. S. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, "Formation of a conducting channel in air by self-guided femtosecond laser pulses," Phys. Rev. E 60, R3505 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Rethmeier, K.

R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Mejean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Mechain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, "Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781-5783 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Roberts, A.

Rodriguez, M.

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. P. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, "Towards a supercontinuum-based infrared lidar," Appl. Phys. B 77, 357-359 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Rogel-Salazar, J.

C. L. Tsangaris, G. H. C. New, and J. Rogel-Salazar, "Unstable Bessel beam resonator," Opt. Commun. 223, 233-238 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Rohwetter, P.

R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Mejean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Mechain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, "Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781-5783 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Salmon, E.

R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Mejean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Mechain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, "Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781-5783 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, S. Frey, E. Salmon, and J. P. Wolf, "Remote detection and identification of biological aerosols using a femtosecond terawatt lidar system," Appl. Phys. B 78, 535-537 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. P. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, "Towards a supercontinuum-based infrared lidar," Appl. Phys. B 77, 357-359 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Sauerbrey, R.

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. P. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, "Towards a supercontinuum-based infrared lidar," Appl. Phys. B 77, 357-359 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Schaper, S.

R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Mejean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Mechain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, "Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781-5783 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Schapper, F.

Scholz, A.

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. P. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, "Towards a supercontinuum-based infrared lidar," Appl. Phys. B 77, 357-359 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Stecklum, B.

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. P. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, "Towards a supercontinuum-based infrared lidar," Appl. Phys. B 77, 357-359 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Stelmaszczyk, K.

R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Mejean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Mechain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, "Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781-5783 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Tartara, L.

Trita, A.

Tsangaris, C. L.

C. L. Tsangaris, G. H. C. New, and J. Rogel-Salazar, "Unstable Bessel beam resonator," Opt. Commun. 223, 233-238 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Turunen, J.

Tzortzakis, S.

D. G. Papazoglou and S. Tzortzakis, "In-line holography for the characterization of ultrafast laser filamentation in transparent media," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 041120-041123 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. Faccio, M. Clerici, A. Averchi, O. Jedrkiewicz, S. Tzortzakis, D. Papazoglou, F. Bragheri, L. Tartara, A. Trita, S. Henin, I. Cristiani, A. Couairon, and P. Di Trapani, "Kerr-induced spontaneous Bessel beam formation in the regime of strong two-photon absorption," Opt. Express 16, 8213-8218 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Tzortzakis, D. Anglos, and D. Gray, "Ultraviolet laser filaments for remote laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analysis: applications in cultural heritage monitoring," Opt. Lett. 31, 1139-1141 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Tzortzakis, M. A. Franco, Y. B. André, A. Chiron, B. Lamouroux, B. S. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, "Formation of a conducting channel in air by self-guided femtosecond laser pulses," Phys. Rev. E 60, R3505 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Vasara, A.

Weise, B.

R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Mejean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Mechain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, "Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781-5783 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wolf, J. P.

R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Mejean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Mechain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, "Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781-5783 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, S. Frey, E. Salmon, and J. P. Wolf, "Remote detection and identification of biological aerosols using a femtosecond terawatt lidar system," Appl. Phys. B 78, 535-537 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. P. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, "Towards a supercontinuum-based infrared lidar," Appl. Phys. B 77, 357-359 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Woste, L.

R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Mejean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Mechain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, "Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781-5783 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wöste, L.

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. P. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, "Towards a supercontinuum-based infrared lidar," Appl. Phys. B 77, 357-359 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Yu, J.

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, S. Frey, E. Salmon, and J. P. Wolf, "Remote detection and identification of biological aerosols using a femtosecond terawatt lidar system," Appl. Phys. B 78, 535-537 (2004).
[CrossRef]

R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Mejean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Mechain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, "Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781-5783 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. P. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, "Towards a supercontinuum-based infrared lidar," Appl. Phys. B 77, 357-359 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Yurlov, Y. I.

Zaïr, A.

Zhou, B.

S. Akturk, B. Zhou, M. Franco, A. Couairon, and A. Mysyrowicz, "Generation of long plasma channels in air by focusing ultrashort laser pulses with an axicon," Opt. Commun. 282, 129-134 (2009).

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. B

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. P. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, "Towards a supercontinuum-based infrared lidar," Appl. Phys. B 77, 357-359 (2003).
[CrossRef]

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, S. Frey, E. Salmon, and J. P. Wolf, "Remote detection and identification of biological aerosols using a femtosecond terawatt lidar system," Appl. Phys. B 78, 535-537 (2004).
[CrossRef]

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Heinrich, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, "Generation of intense, carrier-envelope phase-locked few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation," Appl. Phys. B 79, 673-677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Mejean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Mechain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, "Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781-5783 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. G. Papazoglou and S. Tzortzakis, "In-line holography for the characterization of ultrafast laser filamentation in transparent media," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 041120-041123 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A

Opt. Commun.

C. L. Tsangaris, G. H. C. New, and J. Rogel-Salazar, "Unstable Bessel beam resonator," Opt. Commun. 223, 233-238 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. Akturk, B. Zhou, M. Franco, A. Couairon, and A. Mysyrowicz, "Generation of long plasma channels in air by focusing ultrashort laser pulses with an axicon," Opt. Commun. 282, 129-134 (2009).

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rep.

Q1. A. Couairon and A. Mysyrowicz, "Femtosecond filamentation in transparent media," Phys. Rep. 441, 47-189 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A

P. Polesana, M. Franco, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, and P. Di Trapani, "Filamentation in Kerr media from pulsed Bessel beams," Phys. Rev. A 77, 043814 (2008)
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E

S. Tzortzakis, M. A. Franco, Y. B. André, A. Chiron, B. Lamouroux, B. S. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, "Formation of a conducting channel in air by self-guided femtosecond laser pulses," Phys. Rev. E 60, R3505 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

P. Polesana, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, A. Parola, M. A. Porras, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and P. Di Trapani, "Observation of Conical Waves in Focusing, Dispersive, and Dissipative Kerr Media," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 223902-223904 (2007).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Experimental setup. (b) Ray tracing for (i) an axicon, (ii) an axicon preceded by a diverging lens. (iii) Axial focusing distance fz (h) as a function of the ray height h for an γ = 5° axicon (dashed line) and a combination of this axicon with a diverging lens (f = -200 mm) (solid line).

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Electron density ρ versus propagation distance for 248 nm, UV Bessel beams. (squares) - 7.5 mJ, 0.5 ps, (circles) - 10.25 mJ, 5 ps. (a) axicon only (base angle γ= 5°), (b) axicon with diverging lens (f = -200 mm)

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

The measured spectra of the pulse before (solid curve) and after (dashed line) formation of the plasma channel; (a) for 5 ps pulse duration and (b) for 0.5 ps pulse duration.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Simulated on axis intensity and electron density profiles for 7.5 mJ, 248 nm, 0.5 ps pulses illuminating an axicon (base angle γ = 5°) preceded by a diverging lens (f = -200 mm). (solid line) – Intensity, (circles) –intensity values for 7.5 nJ pulses (x106), (dashed line)- on axis electron density

Equations (2)

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f z ( h ) h ( n n o ) γ + h / f ,
γ eff γ + h f ( n n o )

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